- Apr 20, 2006
"History Dictionary: Byzantine Empire
(biz-uhn-teen, biz-uhn-teyen, bizan-tin)
An empire, centered at Constantinople, that began as the eastern portion of the Roman Empire; it included parts of Europe and western Asia. As the western Roman Empire declined, the Byzantine Empire grew in importance, and it remained an important power in Europe until the eleventh century. The Byzantine Empire was conquered by Turkish forces in the fifteenth century."
But it did not fall. It lived, and it grew, and this is it's story.